All posts tagged: travel blog

Good morning, Larnaca

After a 14-hours flight and another three hours one, we finally arrived at Larnaca, Cyprus. After check-in and a quick dinner, we hit the pillows long and hard. Then, jet lag kicked in. However, Sometimes it’s a good thing. We woke up at 5am and decided to have an early morning walk on the beach. So quiet. The city was still sleeping. There were few people swimming in in the sea. Some were walking the dog or jogging alone the seaside. It’s probably the best time of the day to enjoy the city before the heat and heaps of tourists like ourselves wake up. We walked on the beach. The city is waking up. More and more people emerged on the street, jogging, cycling, fishing. “Kalimera!” They greeted each other. The water is crystal clear and calm. We sat down and waited for the sunrise. I admit I haven’t had a chance to watch sunrise in such a beautiful place for years. I had forgotten how beautiful it is. Apart from the time we spent …

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Finally I have got some time to write about our trip of Tasmania. Because my mum is over 70 years old, I didn’t choose any places that we need to hike or walk too much when I planned this trip. We arrived in Hobart, then moved along the east coast of Tasmania and flew back from Launceston. I think I will break down this trip into several posts. Otherwise, it will be too much for just one post. We arrived in Hobart around lunch time.  Although Hobart is Tasmania’s capital, the airport didn’t seem very busy. After we picked up our rental car, we drove to the B&B I booked in the city. That B&B turned out to be a horrible disaster. However, that will be a story for another day. After we checked in, we had a walk at the beautiful waterfront and took a cruise to see the Tasman Bridge.   MONA – Museum of Old and New Art  MONA was on the top of list to see in Hobart. It’s really not your conventional …

Mini post – Short travel story

Last week, we had some friends over for dinner. It was a fun night. We had a good laugh about our travel experiences, little incidents, helps from strangers, strange food, and certainly some bad experiences as well. It made me realise that’s one of the fun parts for travelling. So I thought I probably can try to make some mini posts about short travel stories, encounters, maybe just things happened on the trips. I used to like travelling solo before I met my husband. I loved the feeling that I could just pack my bag, get a ticket and go. Don’t get me wrong, I love travelling with friends or families. However, organising a trip is not as easy as it sounds, especially when everyone has a busy life. Pairs, 2009 It was a cold morning in the winter. I was walking down the Champs-Élysées Avenue. It was drizzling. All of a sudden, I found an umbrella above my head. I was taken by surprise. I turned my head and saw a middle-age man holding an umbrella over …